Two-Year-Old Tests Positive for COVID-19 in Kengtung


A two-year-old child tested positive for COVID-19 in the town of Mong Pyin in Kengtung Township, eastern Shan State on Tuesday.

2019 07 30 mong pen photo
2019 07 30 mong pen photo

According to Burma’s Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS), the country had 1,306 new cases of the coronavirus on October 20, but the toddler was the youngest patient.

“The baby’s health is fine. The baby is receiving medical treatment in Mong Pyin hospital. They returned from Yangon. The parents tested negative for COVID-19 even though they were tested twice,” Dr. Ba Soe Thet, deputy head of eastern Shan State’s health department, told SHAN.

The parents and their child were staying in a quarantine facility after returning from Yangon. The child tested positive after 10 days in the quarantine center.

According to Dr. Ba Soe Thet, there have been a total of 10 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in eastern Shan State. Among them, six patients have already been discharged from the hospital.

The Shan State government has reported a total of 80 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including one death and 52 recoveries, as of October 20.

The MoHS has reported 38,502 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 945 deaths and 18,147 recoveries throughout the country as of Tuesday evening.

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